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|Features||Public Domain Mark||CC0 Public Domain Dedication|
|Nature of tool||Label for works already in the worldwide public domain||Tool that effectively places a work in the worldwide public domain|
|Who may use||Anyone with knowledge||Rights holder (“affirmer”)|
|Scope||Copyright, including all related and neighboring rights||Copyright, including all related and neighboring rights|
|Legal status of work to which tool may be applied|| Any work that is already free of known copyright worldwide, including all neighboring and related rights
||Any work that is restricted by affirmer’s copyright or neighboring and related rights, in one or more jurisdiction(s)|
|Definition of related and neighboring rights|| Not provided (PDM does not have accompanying legal code)
||Yes, an illustrative and non exhaustive list of any and all such rights however characterized is contained in Section 1 of the CC0 legal code, and includes sui generis database rights|
|Person(s) whose rights are affected upon application of tool||None, PDM is not legally operative||Rights of the affirmer only; no effect on the right(s) of third parties|
|Rights affected upon application of tool||None, PDM is not legally operative||All of affirmer’s copyright and related and neighboring rights are unconditionally waived or licensed (where waiver is not effective)|
|Rights that may exist/persist after application||Moral and other related and neighboring rights that persist post-expiration of applicable copyright term (but note, PDM does not attempt to affect those rights)|| Moral and other related and neighboring rights of affirmer that are not waivable or licensable
|Effect on work itself upon application||None, PDM is not legally operative but instead labels a work already free of known copyright and related and neighboring rights through means such as expiration of term of applicable copyright term||Places work as closely as possible in the public domain, worldwide|
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